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Gift Packaging Ideas

Want to make your loved ones feel special this holiday season? Think outside the box with one of these easy, creative gift packaging projects.

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Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Contractor's paper (#126347)
  • Screen wire (#15542)
  • Paint can (#27318)
  • Superfresco paintable wall liner (#327793)


  • Key tags (#219413)
  • Tape measure (#82288)
  • Wall plate (#78967)
  • C-clamp (#222565)
  • House numbers (#59668, #60796)
  • Clothespins (#350303)
  • Red oak iron-on veneer (#16547)
  • Sharpie markers (#215822, #155448)
  • Washers, nuts, and bolts


  • Electrical tape (#19364, #19366, #332745)
  • Sisal twine (#66438)
  • Twisted mason line (#91114)
  • Felt pads (#53406, #54064)
  • Adjustable clamp (#66177)
  • White knit rags (#40451)
  • Steel wire (#52686)
  • Valspar chalkboard paint
  • Valspar gloss berry spray paint
  • Valspar satin white spray paint
  • Valspar satin black spray paint

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Project Resources


Step 1

Embellish a gift with twine, painted nuts and washers, a knit rag, and a tag cut from wood veneer and covered with chalkboard paint.

Step 2

Use felt pads to stamp polka dots on contractor's paper. Wrap with twine and label using Sharpie markers and washers.

Step 3

Cover a gift with screen wire painted red; tie with an adjustable clamp and add a key tag label.

Step 4

Wrap presents with newspaper, then dress them up with electrical tape, mason line, and felt pads painted white. Use a mini keychain tape measure for a gift tag.

Step 5

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Personalize a gift with a painted wall plate. Tie it on with mason line.

Step 6

Wrap a paint can with electrical tape and use painted screen wire as "tissue paper." Paint a clothespin for a gift tag and hang it with a washer and mason line.

Step 7

Decorate white wall liner with a chevron stripe made out of electrical tape. Add on house numbers attached with picture wire. Use wood veneer wood veneer and a washer as a gift tag.

Step 8

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Prevent any peeking when you secure a tag with a C-clamp.